PHOTONIC HYBRIDS AND NANOMATERIALS GROUP

Aveiro-Portugal

university of aveiro

theoria poiesis praxis

physics department

ciceco

aveiro institute of materials

KEYNOTE LECTURE

FEBRUARY 2019

LECTURE

Rute A. Sá Ferreira delivered a keynote lecture in the Photoptics 2019 (Prague, Czech Republic)

This 7th edition of PHOTOPTICS  featured three different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects

CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 2018

CONFERENCE

Annual Event on Material Science, Nanotechnology and Applications Library Auditorium of FCT in Nova University of Lisbon, organized by the PROTEOMASS Scientific Society and The BIOSCOPE Research Group joined the CENIMAT, LAQV Research Centers. Carlos Brites and Luís Carlos, Phamtom-G members, were presenting the work on Luminescent Thermometry.

PAPER

MAY 2018

PAPER IN J. Mater. CHEM. A

A new paper was published in J. Mater. Chem. A reporting sustainable luminescent solar concentrators  based on organic–inorganic hybrids modified with chlorophyll illustrating the potential of this approach for the development of nature-based luminescent solar concentrators. The paper can be accessed here.

PAPER

MARCH 2018

PAPER IN SENSORS

A new paper was published in Sensors reporting an optical sensor based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer to monitor the growing concentration of bacteria in a liquid medium.  The  sensor presents a performance comparable to the best values known for low-refractive index contrast. The paper can be accessed here.

OUTREACH

MARCH 2018

M. DEBASU WAS DISTINGUISHED WITH OUTSTANDING REVIEWER AWARD BY IOP

Mengistie Debasu was distinguished as one of the Outstanding Reviewer Award winners in 2017 for Institute of Physics, in recognition of the high quality and timeliness of reviews for Nanotechnology. The full list of winners can  be consulted here.

DECEMBER 2017

OUTREACH

L.D. CaRLOS participates in the Christmas video of university of aveiro

Luís Carlos was the Santa Claus in the Christmas video of University of Aveiro.

The full video (in portuguese) can  be seen here.

December 2017

PHD viva voice examination of Sangeetha Balabhadra

The Ph.D. viva voice examination of Sangeetha Balabhadra occurred last 07-12-2017 with great success. Congratulations to Sangeetha for having achieved this important mark.

pHD

PAPER

JUNE 2017

PRIMARY THERMOMETERS

A paper authored by PHANTOM-G's members  presenting a straightforward method to predict the temperature calibration curve of any upconverting thermometer based on two thermally coupled electronic levels was published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The paper can be accessed here.

JUNE 2017

COST MEETING 2017 in Aveiro

The  meeting of the COST Action CM1403 (The European Upconversion Network - from the Design of Photon-Upconverting Nanomaterials to Biomedical Applications) was held in Aveiro past June 29th and 30th. See the group photo in the website.

MEETING

APRIL  2017

Paper highlighted

The recent paper of Phantom-G  on fabrication of long-length fiber waveguiding  luminescent solar concentrators was highlighted in the Renewable Energy Global Innovations.

The page link is available here.

PAPER

OUTREACH

PAPER

MAY 2017

BEST SHOWCASE PRIZE

The showcase  "Luminescent Molecular Thermometer" presented by Carlos Brites, João Ramalho and Luís Carlos in Materiais 2017 conference (Aveiro) was distinguished with the prize for the best showcase .

OUTREACH

FEBRUARY  2017

most cited chapter for ‘Lanthanides in Luminescent Thermometry’

Our chapter entitled ‘Lanthanides in Luminescent Thermometry’ published in Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, Volume 49 was the most cited chapter from Science Direct for the whole book series in 2016 (of chapters published in 2016).

Exclusive Share Link for the chapter is available here until the end of May.

PAPER

DECEMBER2016

EDITORIAL BOARD

L. D. Carlos has joined the Board of Editors of Physica B – Condensed Matter, published by Elsevier. The scope of Physica` B comprises all condensed matter physics, including both experimental and theoretical work.  The editorial board page is accessible here.

JOURNAL

JuLLY  2016

PAPER PUBLISHED IN NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY

PAPER

MENTES QUE BRILHAM [TV]

CLICK [RADIO]

Jully 2016

CIENCIA 2016 MEETING

GFHybrids was present in the last CIENCIA meeting. This was a National Science Meeting, in Lisbon, in the 4th July. The prototype "Luminescent Nanothermometers" from GFHybrids , and two  posters were presented in the meeting organized by FCT. The website of the meeting is available here.

NATIONAL SCIENCE MEETING

MEETING

May 2016

GROUP MEETINGS

This semester group meetings were relaunched last 24th May. The group meetings are held , in CICFANO building, room 33.1.3, Tuesday at 13:45. The objective is to promote the cooperation between the group members and improve presentation skills, in a 10 min presentation followed by a 15 min discussion. The group meeting's page presents the complete list of past and future presenters.

CONTEST

May 2016

Emerging Technologies Competition final

"Dual-centre luminescent molecular thermometer based on lanthanide ions" was selected to the RSC Emerging Technologies Competition Final. The competition was organized by RCS and was held in London in June, 2016. The technology was evaluated in the materials challenge. All the details on the competition can be found here.

RECOGNITION

FEBRUARY 2016

L. D. Carlos SPECIALTY EDITOR OF  FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY

L.D. Carlos was pointed out as Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry – Inorganic Chemistry. Frontiers in Chemistry is an open-access journal with the goal of publishing outstanding research publications, review articles, commentaries, and ideas about various aspects of Chemistry.  The page of the journal can be accessed here.

SPECIAL ISSUE

January 2016

special issue of Journal of Luminescence

The special issue of Journal of Luminescence “Lanthanide spectroscopy: Making them shine brightly” is a festschrift tribute to Oscar Malta, to the career of this unique person that has given a significant contribution to the recent progresses of the Brazilian Chemistry and with a tremendous influence on the development of luminescence spectroscopy since the eighties. The volume is launched on February 2016 and is edited by Luís D. Carlos (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Ricardo Longo (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil).

Recognition

January 2016

L.D. Carlos Integrates The Brazilian Academy OF Sciences.

L. D. Carlos, researcher from CICECO and the Department of Physics (DFIs), University of Aveiro, is the latest Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC). Elected this week to appear in the table of honor of one of the most important scientific academies of the world, L. D. Carlos, expert in the field of optical properties of materials, see well recognized the scientific merit and "relevant collaboration in the development of science in Brazil." The full news can be accessed here.

PREss NEWS

DECEMBER 2015

NEWS ARTICLE IN THE SCIENTIST

An article regarding the methods for taking a cell's temperature, was published,  including some contributions from L. D. Carlos. The news can be accessed here.

PRIZE

DECEMBER 2015

Gulbenkian Prize for Ana Bastos

Ana Rita Bastos, PhD Student of GFHybrids was one of the awarded projects by the Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal). The project entitled "Low-cost integrated-optics circuits for a new optical-fiber generation ", is oriented by Rute André (CICECO), Mário Lima and Paulo André (IST). The prize ceremony was held in Lisbon the past 9th March. The news in UA page can be accessed here.

PAPER

SEPTEMBER 2015

PAPER IN PHYSICS TODAY

A recent paper resulting from a collaboration of the L.D. Carlos (Physics Department and CICECO),  M. Bettinelli (University of Verona ) and  Xiaogang Liu (NUS, Singapore) was published in September in Physics Today.

PAPER

MAY 2015

Researchers form GFHybrids publish on PHYSICS REVIEW LETTERS

A recent paper resulting from a collaboration of the researchers of CICECO,  ETH Zürich (Switzerland) and University of Rochester (New York , USA) was published last April in Physics Review Letters.

RECOGNITION

APRIL 2015

GFHybrids wins two awards in Jornadas CICECO 2015

GFHybrids participate actively in the Jornadas CICECO 2015 with several posters and showcases. The group won both best showcase (by CDS Brites & LD Carlos) and best poster (by M Debasu et al.) awards in competition. Photos of the event are available online here.

PAPER

APRIL 2015

R Ferreira and V Freitas publish  in Nature Communications

A research team of GFHybrids reported a new  white-light LED based on  single-phase white efficient and tuneable photoluminescent boehmite hybrid nanoplates lacking metal activator centers.

PAPER

FEBRUARY 2015

Researchers form GFHybrids publish on ACSNANO

A recent paper resulting from a collaboration of the researchers of CICECO, ICMA and I3A (Zaragoza, Spain) and LPCNO (Tolouse, France) was published last February in ACSNano.

 

PAPER

JANUARY 2015

Researchers form GFHYBRIDS publish on Angewandte Chemie

A recent paper resulting from a collaboration of the researchers of GFHybrids and Université Montpellier 2 was published last December in the Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

RECOGNITION

OCTOBER 2014

FAPESP highlighted the work done by GFHybrids

The newsletter of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, highlighted the work done in the GFHybrids group in Aveiro on nanothermometry. The text can be read here.

Conference

OCTOBER 2014

Interview with plenary lecturers of the XIII SBPMat Meeting

L. D. Carlos gave a plenary lecture at the XIII SBPMat Meeting, João Pessoa, Brazil. On the interview to the SBPMat newsletter he shared his most prominent works in the field of Luminescent Materials. The complete interview can be read here.

CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 2014

L.D. Carlos and R. A. Ferreira in Rare-Earth Conference in Brazil

L.D. Carlos gave the opening Lecture of the Rare-Earth conference in Brazil (Terras Raras 2014), last September. Also R. A. Ferreira gave a plenary lecture at the same conference. The web page of the conference is available here.

CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 2014

L.D. Carlos keynote speaker in 41th ICCC

L. D. Carlos gave a keynote lecture last July at the 41th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, in Singapore, entitled "Luminescent Nanothermometers at Work". The web page of the congress is available here.

CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 2014

L.D. Carlos in MRS Brazil Meeting

L.D. Carlos gave a plenary lecture in the XIII edition of the Brazilian Materials Research Society Meeting (SBPMat) entitled "Luminescence Applied to Nanomedicine". The web page of the congress is available here.

New Facilities

AUGUST 2014

PL laboratory in a new building

The photolumenescence laboratory is now installed on the new CICFANO building, on the second floor.  In the new laboratory it can be found  the Fluorolog spectrometers, the UV-VIS equipment, the integrating sphere among others. Also the PhD students and the PostDoc fellows moved to the new building.

MADE  BY  PHANTOM-G, AVEIRO, PORTUGAL